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laptop cant find hd

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hi everyone not sure if this is the correct forum , i have a dvd hard drive recorder with recordings i dont want to lose ive taken the hard drive out and connected it to my laptop,the laptop makes the noise when its plugged in but it doesnt show up ! i read something saying to open disc managment to see if it shows there . i did that and it is there but as unknown when i right click on it it asks to initialise then something about partitioning , my question is if i click on any of the 2 will it harm the hard drive so it cant be used back in the dvd recorder....ive took pics if needed any help please will be appreciated thank you...!
 

sneaker

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An hdd out of a dvd recorder is preped in a different way to a pc hdd which normally use fat32/ntfs if You try to alter it with a pc Your films/programs will be lost. I don't know how You get them off I'll leave someone else to answer that, someone with experience of this problem, it might be worth letting us know what the dvd recorder is. This might also be better posted in the av/home cinema section.
 

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Only way I know of with pvr hdd is to use a capture card and play and record the programs. An easier way would probably be just to burn the shows to DVD and rip the DVD after I think .
 

kacaak

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Commercial hdd recorders use proprietary file system, or encryption. Try google and search for your device type.
 
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Put the Hard Drive back into the original machine, then connect via scart/component to a PC with a tv card.
You will then be able to copy the recordings to your PC hard drive!